Song of Enlightenment

Title:  Song of Enlightenment

Site:  1818 E. 71st Street, Chicago

Artists: Mirtes Zwierzynski, Rene Townsend, and Orisegun Olomidun

Community Participants:18 teen participants

Sponsors: Chicago Public Art Group, The Neighborhood Institute, and Urban Gateways

Year:  1994

Scale:  Six panels - 40 x 97 inches each

Materials:Ceramic tile mosaic

Information:  This arts-turned-business incubator building is enlivened with a variety of visually striking mosaics created by CPAG artists with local youths. Seven inset panels on the front of the building were filled with mosaic designs representing each of the seven African Orisha-- “gods and goddesses” of many West African spiritual practices.